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Life and Arts

What Willie Nelson song you are based on your summer plans

What Willie Nelson song you are based on your summer plans

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

Willie Nelson, country singer-songwriter and Austin cultural icon, boasts a collection of soulful songs, well-suited for any scenario. In honor of Nelson’s upcoming summer debut, The Border, The Daily...

The Daily Texan’s playlist to celebrate Earth Day

The Daily Texan’s playlist to celebrate Earth Day

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

With Earth Day just around the corner, The Daily Texan compiled a playlist to accompany the soothing sounds of nature and get students in the mood to celebrate the beautiful planet. Find a nice, grassy...

Taylor Swift’s ‘THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ will grow on you

Taylor Swift’s ‘THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ will grow on you

Charlotte Karner, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

Upon first listen, Taylor Swift’s new album, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT appears rushed. Referring to her lover as a “tattooed golden retriever” after singing they declared, out of all people,...

‘Abigail’ takes audiences on bloody vampire heist

‘Abigail’ takes audiences on bloody vampire heist

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 18, 2024

“Abigail,” by directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence, follows an ensemble of criminals after they kidnap a rich ballerina who happens to be the daughter of a very powerful...

Tona Southards Naranjo, the mother of a former TDCJ inmate who passed away in prison due to heat, stands in front of the 85 to Stay Alive prison cell simulation outside the Harry Ransom Center on April 17, 2024.

‘85 to Stay Alive’ exhibit demonstrates importance of humane prison conditions

Tyler Pullum and Paisley Garza April 18, 2024

Content warning: This story contains mentions of death and inhumane treatment in prisons. When Tona Southards Naranjo’s son, Jon Southards, first went to prison, she didn’t understand the conditions...

Sculptures by Irene June and oil paintings by McKenzie Drake are on display in UT’s Visual Arts Center on Thursday. The pieces are part of the 2024 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition.

‘All Else’: Studio art graduate students showcase work in final exhibit before receiving MFA

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter April 18, 2024

The culmination of two years of unobstructed artistic investment, six graduate  students prepare for their final exhibition before receiving their Master of Fine Arts degrees. “All Else,” the 2024...

Q&A: Directors of Radio Silence talk ‘Abigail’, film career growth

Q&A: Directors of Radio Silence talk ‘Abigail’, film career growth

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 18, 2024

The work of directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence in the horror genre makes for some of the most creative projects. The Daily Texan sat down with the directors to talk about...

The cast and crew of Accidental Monster Hunter’s Guide to Magical Phenomena stand for a portrait on the WCP auditorium stage on Sunday. The musical is the final production from the Creative Arts + Theater Committee this spring. It features a student written script blending magic, comedy, mystery and pop music.

Creative Arts + Theatre Committee investigates beast in woods during spring production ‘Accidental Monster Hunter’s Guide to Magical Phenomena’

Joey Clark, General Life&Arts Reporter April 17, 2024

In a small town called Westfield, something sinister lurks within the trees. When teenagers begin to go missing, a group of college students set out for the woods to discover the source of the disappearance.  Creative...

Public Health sophomore Arushi Shyam explains a mans vitals at the Church Under the Bridge on Sunday. The Hearts for the Homeless student organization takes vital signs and provides education for the less fortunate on heart health on several occasions each week.

Hearts for the Homeless brings free heart screenings to unhoused communities

Sabrina Ye, General Life&Arts Reporter April 17, 2024

Amidst the busy streets of Austin, a compassionate group of aspiring healthcare workers provides care to the overlooked corners of the city. With the heart being a central part of the body's overall...

Runway of Dreams highlights adaptive fashion, includes people with disabilities as models

Runway of Dreams highlights adaptive fashion, includes people with disabilities as models

Riddhi Bora, General Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

Pop music filled the William C. Powers (WCP) auditorium, and the stage transformed into a runway as models with disabilities made their way to the front of the stage to pose for a cheering audience.  The...

Madonna performs “This little light of mine” at the Moody Center on April 14, 2024.

Madonna stuns at first night of Moody Center double-header

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

“I'm about to share the story of my life with you,” Madonna said to her Moody Center audience on Sunday night. When Madonna last visited the Forty Acres nearly 40 years ago, the singer had only released...

A student walks down the Art Building stairs on San Jacinto Boulevard on Monday.

Antiquities Action Symposium opens dialogue on antiquities trafficking

Layla Dajani, General Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

After watching the demolition of precious historic sites, such as the Palmyra in Syria, during ISIS attacks in 2015, Stephennie Mulder, an associate professor of Islamic art and architecture, felt she...

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